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Monthly Archives: February 2013

Hawaii Home Foreclosure Sales Drops, But Average Foreclosed Price Climbs 24%

According to RealtyTrac, foreclosure sales in Hawaii fell 11% during the fourth quarter compared to the year before, but the average foreclosed price jumped 24%. There were 369 foreclosure sales in the fourth quarter of 2012, representing 7.9% of all … Continue reading

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Existing Home Sales Rise As Home Inventory Shrinks

Home sales rose for the 11th consecutive month according to the National Association of REALTORS® Existing Home Sales Report for January. Continue reading

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Is Downsizing The Next Big Trend In Homes?

Instead of going for larger homes, which was an overwhelming trend in years past, many people are choosing micro-dwellings. Continue reading

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Economic Recovery Is Under Way For Hawaii Commercial Real Estate

Signs of life: More Hawaii commercial real estate deals are taking place, and the price tags are bigger. All signs show economic recovery is under way in earnest in the Hawaii commercial real estate market. According to a report in … Continue reading

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Quick Tips For Moving To A New Home In Miserable Weather

Moving in Miserable Weather: Here are a few tips to keep in mind when you are moving on a day with terrible weather. Continue reading

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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week: February 25th, 2013

A quiet week in economic news caused mortgage rates to worsen slightly. Continue reading

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How To Know If You Will Need Private Mortgage Insurance on Your Mortgage Loan

You may be wondering what PMI is and how you know when you need to purchase it.

Below is the short version of what you need to know. Continue reading

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3 Common Myths About Real Estate Short Sales

Many people don’t have a clear understanding of the purpose of short sales or how they actually work. Continue reading

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Builder Confidence In New Home Sales Stay Near All Time High

February’s Housing Market Index reading remains near the HMI’s highest level since April 2006, when the HMI reading reached 51. Continue reading

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3 Stress-Free Packing Tips For Moving Into Your New Home

Moving everything in your house to your new home can be an overwhelming task. Continue reading

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